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House of games : making theatre from everyday life

Author: Chris Johnston
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Routledge ; London : Nick Hern Books, 1998.
Series: A Nick Hern Book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Full of games and exercises, House of Games is a resource book for drama leaders, facilitators and theatre directors. Whether the drama group is based in a youth club or a theatre, a hospital or a community hall, this book offers strategies for developing improvisations and productions which are rooted in the everyday experiences of group members." "The techniques which are discussed draw widely from the very best  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Johnston
ISBN: 0878300899 9780878300891 1854593099 9781854593092
OCLC Number: 40470596
Description: xvi, 270 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Foundations. The Potential of Community Drama. Some Hypotheses. Six Polarities --
Pt. 2. Facilitation. Some Predecessors. Responsibilities and Tasks of the Facilitator. Exercising the Role. Qualities. Mistakes. Some Recurring Questions --
Pt. 3. Animations. Workshop Planning. Sparks: Early Exercises. Building a Group: Teamwork. Four Vocabularies: Movement, Image, Plot, Narrative. Challenge Exercises. Devising. Models of Participatory Theatre. Conclusion: New Fusions. Appendix 1. Further Games and Exercises. Appendix 2. Contributing Practitioners.
Series Title: A Nick Hern Book.
Responsibility: Chris Johnston.
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"Full of games and exercises, House of Games is a resource book for drama leaders, facilitators and theatre directors. Whether the drama group is based in a youth club or a theatre, a hospital or a community hall, this book offers strategies for developing improvisations and productions which are rooted in the everyday experiences of group members." "The techniques which are discussed draw widely from the very best of contemporary theatre practice. Following on from Keith Johnstone's Impro and Augusto Boal's Games for Actors and Non-Actors, this book takes the reader into the essential challenges of drama. Several leading facilitators speak of their own approaches, including Phelim McDermott, Lois Weaver, Spare Tyre Theatre Co., Jonathan Kay, Peter Badejo, Wolfgang Stange and John Bergman."--Jacket.

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